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    A segment created for inclusion, resilience, and catharsis, "Our Stories" is where we can come to share stories and relate to the experiences that are within us all. We aim for this space to remain a venue of healing for both the storytellers and their audience.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Big Dick Energy: Black Femme Straps the Binary

    nicole shanté

    Exploring the politics of cultivating a silicone dick persona as a black cis queer femme and sexual assault survivor.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Safe Haven

    Ntombi Moyo

    A yearning for healing within our physical and emotional capacities.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Pleasure Principle: Oshun’s Mirror

    Veronica Agard

    Pleasure is something that can avoid us for a lifetime if we aren’t given these opportunities to dig deeper.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Motherland Guadeloupe

    Mimi Quiquine

    I re-connect to understand Guadeloupe's history and culture and to reinforce my identification as both French and the French Caribbean.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Dreams + Discoveries in Johannesburg

    Diamon Fisher

    A photo series that will take you on a color quest; South Africa possesses so much resistance, creativity, power and overall beauty.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Black Sand Series

    Laura Alston

    Visual narratives and landscapes within Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenada.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Pride

    Antoinette Brock

    Women are the pillars of Maasai culture, and without them, little to anything would get done. Similarly, in a lion pride, the female lioness does much of the work only to endure a life of tirelessness and much heartache that is inherent in the structure of the pride.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Black In Tokyo

    Amarachi Nwosu

    Exposing people around the world to the black foreign experience of living in a homogenous country and examining the dichotomy between the preservation of personal customs while adopting Japanese traditions.

    Returning Home — Vol. II

    Inheritance

    Rebecca KellyG

    A physical exploration of how the bodies of women of the African Diaspora in the US hold both trauma and the power of healing.

    Returning Home — Vol. II

    Lenina in the 4est

    Anaka

    "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -Lao Tzu

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    Transcending Time

    “Transcending Time” is a voyage into a future where Black identity is unfettered by a predetermined architecture. It is a visualization exercise exploring the texture, pattern, sound and rhythm of Black possibility. Who do we become when healing from trauma is decentralized? We are creating a ceremony of self-authorization. We are giving ourselves permission to reimagine what was, what is and what can be.

    Our Stories(3)

    Events (2)

    Conversations (2)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Events (1)

    Conversations (1)

    Community (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories(3)

    Events (7)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home